Gam, Rita (1928–)

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Gam, Rita (1928–)

American actress and producer. Born April 2, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; raised in NYC; m. Sidney Lumet (director), 1949 (div. 1954); m. Thomas H. Guinzburg (publisher), 1956 (div. 1963); children: two, including Kate Guinzburg (producer).

Made film debut in The Thief (1952), followed by Night People, Saadia, Sign of the Pagan, Mohawk, King of Kings, Klute, Such Good Friends, Seeds of Evil and Midnight, among others; frequently appeared on tv and made documentary films; bridesmaid and close friend of Grace Kelly. Won a Berlin Festival award for performance in Huis clos (No Exit, 1962).